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That’s How Big I am!

January 30, 2013

Here is one of my favorite photographs I’ve taken on the beginning of January on the Passaic River in Paterson, NJ.

Female Hooded Merganser on the Passaic River, Paterson, New Jersey stretching and shaking off water of her body

– click on image to view it larger and to see EXIF data –

This female Hooded Merganser was shaking water off her body with a rapid wings flap while nearly “standing” on the water. I’ve noticed this ritual in male and female Hooded Mergansers right after they finished eating a freshly caught fish…

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